Healthy Communities

The dream of Ujima Enterprises is to have students who are centered in their own historical experiences. Such students, given the objectives of the Ujima project, will be capable of creating healthy communities by transforming themselves into viable citizens. Nothing is so correct for these students as the attachment to cultural truths that produce in the children the kind of values that are necessary for advancement.

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Issa Rae on Shorty Award Win and Online Racism

After beating out numerous other web series to win the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show in March, Issa Rae took to Facebook and Twitter to announce the big win. Within minutes, producers and fans of two of the other nominated shows, as well as hashtag bandwagoners began bashing The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl on Twitter. Several commenters took the virtual belittling to the next level, not only downgrading the quality of the web series, but spewing racial epithets and making light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Rae spoke to BlackEnterprise.com about her Shorty Award win, the racist comments and why ABG haters are her motivators.

 

SOURCE: ‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Issa Rae on Shorty Award Win and Online Racism – Black Enterprise.

 



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